Packed as a picnic surprise or served at a brunch, Confetti Sandwiches will be the hit of any gathering. Quick and easy to make, the Neufchatel cheese, hard-cooked eggs and green olives mix for a flavor combination that can’t be beat.
Yield: 14 party sandwiches
1 (7-ounce) jar pimento stuffed olives, drained (reserve 14 whole olives
and 1 tablespoon olive juice)
6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 (8-ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened
14 slices wheat sandwich bread, crusts trimmed
Slice olives in half. In a large bowl, stir together chopped eggs, cheese, sliced olives and reserved olive juice until well blended. Mix completely. Cut each slice of bread in half. Spread ¼ cup of filling on a bread slice and top with remaining bread slice half. Insert toothpick into reserved whole pimento-stuffed olive, then insert into sandwich. Repeat preparation of remaining sandwiches.
To Hard-Cook Eggs: Place eggs in single layer in saucepan. Add enough tap water to come to at least 1 inch above eggs. Cover. Quickly bring just to boiling. Turn off heat. Remove pan from burner. Let eggs stand, covered in hot water for 15 minutes for large eggs, (12 for medium, 18 for extra large). Immediately run cold water over eggs, or place them in ice water until completely cooled.